Protect the environment.
Get the skills you need to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change. The environmental science major will give you an understanding of the interactions between humans and the natural world. With its interdisciplinary approach, the program introduces you to fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics as you learn scientific techniques and tools for assessing human impacts on the environment. Get your hands dirty and your feet wet as you work at Worcester State’s new research facility at nearby Patch Reservoir, using the program’s canoes and suite of environmental sensors. You will conduct hands-on field and laboratory investigations of environmental systems, and you will participate in independent research with faculty mentors and an internship with an outside agency.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Intern with an environmental agency
- Apply scientific tools and methodology to gather information and solve problems
- Conduct both field- and laboratory-based analysis
- Participate in faculty-led undergraduate research on topics like water pollution, atmospheric carbon sequestration, remote sensing of the environment, drone-based imaging, and more
- Discover the relevance of environmental science to a wide array of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, including biology, earth science, chemistry, human geography, urban studies, and public policy